Wednesday’s news links – Dec. 23, 2020

Protesters hold up signs in Columbus, Ohio, during a Dec. 11 march for Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old Black man, who was shot and killed by the cops.

Columbus Police Kill Black Man Weeks After Protests Against Brutality NYTimes

After permit approved for whites-only church, small Minnesota town insists it isn’t racist NBC News

Leaving Out Assange, Who Exposed US War Crimes, Trump Pardons Blackwater Guards Jailed for Massacring Iraqi Civilians Common Dreams

#COVID19

The Inside Story of How Sweden Botched Its Coronavirus Response Foreign Policy

Masks not enough to stop COVID-19’s spread without distancing: study American Institute of Physics

How COVID-19 Hollowed Out a Generation of Young Black Men ProPublica

US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted Associated Press

Transition?

‘A Troubling Indication of What Could Be to Come’: Biden Quietly Adds Goldman Sachs, Big Tech Officials to Transition Common Dreams

Biden Taps Bruce Reed, Deficit Hawk and Longtime Enemy of Social Security, for Deputy Chief of Staff Common Dreams

Let them eat cake

Exposed: The 7 Most Shocking Things In the 5,593 Page Stimulus Bill New Civil Rights Movement

‘Let them eat cake’ trends in response to ‘meagre’ $600 Covid cheque Independent

Some might not receive a $600 stimulus check this time around. Here’s why CNBC

Deficit Hawk Joe Biden Sabotaged Pandemic Relief Efforts MoA

New Trump rule could cost waiters more than $700 million in lost wages, allowing employers to take more of their tips to pay other workers Business Insider

Building Its Own Delivery Network, Amazon Puts the Squeeze On Drivers Labor Notes

Housing Market Goes Crazy, Everyone Sees It Can’t Last, and then the First Dip Appears Wolf Street

There is already a sudden and historic housing glut in San Francisco.

Trump coup?

Failed Trump Coup Gives Way to ‘Brazen Attempt’ by GOP to Undermine Voting Rights Common Dreams

As Trump meets with QAnon influencers, the conspiracy’s adherents beg for dictatorship NBC News

Armed Protesters Break Into Oregon State Capitol Building, Break Windows, Assault Journalists, Hit Police With Chemical Agent Yahoo! News [MAGA]

The Armies of the Right: Inside Ukraine’s extremist militias Harper’s

Cuba

Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell nominated the Cuban Medical Brigade for the Nobel Peace Prize Resumen

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